Monday, December 14, 2009


How can you have up to four daily checkups without even leaving your house? A service called Telemonitoring makes this possible. WSLS recently reported on this tool, and you can watch their news clip by going to Generation Solutions' website - just click HERE. If you have any questions about the service, just call the Generation Solutions office at 434-455-6500 (Lynchburg) or 540-776-3622 (Roanoke).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Central Virginia Ostomy Support Group

We had a wonderful time visiting the Central Virginia Ostomy Support Group. A big thank you to Winston Mead for inviting us to share our Christmas Program followed by Abby Holbrook of Generation Solutions who shared about available services.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Memory Walk 2009

Here are pictures from the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk that was held on October 24th. Generation Solutions was there, and so were many loyal supporters of this important cause. What a sight to see so many people come out in that rain to participate in the walk. We have a wonderful community indeed.

Here is Dorothy of Generation Community, joining the Memory Walk.

Here is Sue Irvine of Generation Solutions. Sue designed the "ruby shoe" t-shirts shown here. They read "Stomp Out Alzheimer's in My Generation".

Here is Tulane Patterson, founder of Generation Solutions, sporting his Stomp Out Alzheimer's t-shirt.

So many great groups showed their support!

Sue Irvine's family joined together in support of the Memory Walk.

Tulane Patterson, Tracey Davis, and Sue Irvine

Dorothy with Gene Erb, the President of Generation Solutions.

This wonderful community showed their support of the Memory Walk in very unpleasant weather. These are good folks!

And they're off!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Great Groups - September and October

Here are some pictures of the fantastic groups that we visited in the last couple months.

We ran into one of our newsletter Word Search winners at the Concord Happy Hearts group! It was a joy to see all their smiling faces again, and we look forward to seeing them again next year.

We enjoyed our visit with the seniors of Heritage Baptist Church in September. They have a wonderful group, and it was great to see everyone greet each other and fellowship together.

What a warm welcome we received at Timberlake Baptist Church. Their group is called the Senior Saints. We loved seeing their new facility, it was beautiful. Tulane Patterson, the founder of Generation Solutions, joined us to talk about planning for our futures.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Patient Beware

Consumer Reports National Research Center recently conducted a side by side survey of hospital conditions from two very different perspectives: the nurses and the patients. The findings showed that patients consistently scored the hospitals better than the nurses, and therefore, suggested that patients need to become more vigilant and aware of their own care in hospitals. The article encouraged consumers to do their homework. Check your health plan for its rules on hospitalization before you need it. Ask about the nurse/patient ratios. Make transistions smooth by bringing a list of your medications with you to the hospital, and keep your regular doctor in the loop. At the time of discharge, make sure you understand all the details of moving from hospital to home, and talk to the hospital's patient advocate if you are not satisfied or need help. Insist on a medication reconciliation between home and hospital drugs. It is also recommended that you see your primary care physician within a week of discharge, and have him/her review copies of your hospital records. While we still have some of the best doctors and nurses in the world, these are good steps to take to ensure your hospital stay is as pleasant as possible.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Healthy Living Event with TRBC's 50 Plus Group

Here are pictures from our recent Healthy Living event with the 50 Plus group of TRBC. We talked about the different approaches and methods we can use to live healthier, gave away LOTS of prizes, enjoyed free Smoothie King smoothies, watched a healthy recipe demo, and much more.

Tulane Patterson, the founder of Generation Solutions, joined us for the event and spoke at the beginning to kick things off.

Here, Tracey Davis is joined by Temika Younger (right), the director of Training and Education at Generation Solutions. We want to say thank you to Temika for joining us as our guest speaker, and for telling us practical ways to live healthier.

Temika told us that one aspect to healthy living is social interaction. She looked around the room and said "You all get an A+ on this one in my book, because you are all here!"

We invited Donna Salvia of Smoothie King to join us at the Healthy Living event. We knew that it was a good fit because Smoothie King offers tasty ways for people to eat healthier on the go, or anytime. We were treated to free smoothies as part of the lunch, and everyone's goody bag was filled with coupons and other special items. Smoothie King provided the prizes for this event, including the grand prize, valued at $100!

Here is Joann Willis, the 50 Plus group leader, enjoying her smoothie with Tracey's daughter. We want to thank Joann for welcoming Generation Community for this event. A great time was had by all!

A Visit to The Summit

A big thank you to Karan Preston for inviting us back to the Summit in Wyndhurst of Lynchburg. We had handed out our Generation Community newsletter, talked about walking down "Memory Lane", and heard some stories from the good folks there about growing up.